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Why do people say "that's the way it is"?

Surrealism
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4/21/2015 12:51:06 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/20/2015 11:02:19 PM, LiberalProlifer wrote:
I want to know why.

Because they believe that a certain entity has a certain nature and are expressing that thought.
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4/21/2015 9:38:32 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/20/2015 11:02:19 PM, LiberalProlifer wrote:
I want to know why.

Because they either don't know why it is the way it is sufficiently to explain it, they don't think you'll comprehend the reasons, or they're too rude and lazy to talk to you about it. Probably some other options too, but I think those are the most common ones.

They might tell you it's because said 'thing' is self-evident, but even self-evident things can be reasoned out.
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4/21/2015 10:17:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/20/2015 11:02:19 PM, LiberalProlifer wrote:
I want to know why.

It's a fancy way of saying: I don't know what I'm talking about.
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4/21/2015 11:20:43 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/20/2015 11:02:19 PM, LiberalProlifer wrote:
I want to know why.

Because there is a large number of variables, social inertia, and practicality for the way things are. It is a simple answer to something that maybe nobody can answer in certain situations.
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4/21/2015 3:06:04 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/21/2015 10:17:38 AM, Otokage wrote:
At 4/20/2015 11:02:19 PM, LiberalProlifer wrote:
I want to know why.

It's a fancy way of saying: I don't know what I'm talking about.

Now that you say that, I agree.
LiberalProlifer
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4/21/2015 3:08:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/21/2015 11:20:43 AM, Geogeer wrote:
At 4/20/2015 11:02:19 PM, LiberalProlifer wrote:
I want to know why.

Because there is a large number of variables, social inertia, and practicality for the way things are. It is a simple answer to something that maybe nobody can answer in certain situations.

Fair enough, I agree.
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4/21/2015 3:13:47 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/20/2015 11:02:19 PM, LiberalProlifer wrote:
I want to know why.

Because that's the way it is, was, and will be. That way and not some other way.
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4/21/2015 3:19:14 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/20/2015 11:02:19 PM, LiberalProlifer wrote:
I want to know why.

I usually hear it said after people get tired of answering questions. "That's the way it is," is many people's way of saying, "I am just not going to talk about this anymore."
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